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COAST HOTEL SYSTEM,
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JOS. P. GREAVES . . . HOTEL ALCAZAR
A. M. TAYLOR . . ST. AUGUSTINE CASINO
ANDERSON PRICE . . HOTEL ORMOND
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The Railway Company has large bodies of timber and farming
at fair prices. For information on this subject, address
lands which it offers to actual settlers upon easy terms and
J. E. INGRAHAM,
LAND COMMISSIONER, ST. ' AUGUSTINE.
FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY.
GENERAL OFFICES, ST. AUGUSTINE.
J Hotel Ponce de Leon ...
St. Augustine j Hotel Alcazar .
( Hotel Cordova .
Ormond, Hotel Ormond
Port Orange .
Orange City Junction ..
East Mims ...
City Point ...
Eau Gallie ...
West Jupiter ....
West Palm Beach
Royal Poinciana ..
Palm Beach Inn.
Miami, Hotel Royal Palm .
Nassau, by Florida East Coast Steamship.
Key West, by Key West & Miami Steam¬
Connection at MIAMI
with steamers of the Key West & Miami Steamship Co. to and from Key West,
with steamers of the Florida East Coast Steamship Co. for Nassau, N.P.
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Discovered April 3, 1512, by Juan Ponce de Leon, a
Spaniard. Transferred to England in 1763. Re¬
ceded to Spain in 1783. Sold to the United States
The Seloy of the Indians, the St. Augustin of the
Spaniards, the St. Augustine of the English, and now
during January, February and March, yearly, the cen¬
tre of American Social Life, was permanently settled
September 8, 1565, by Don Pedro Menendez de
Points of Interest and Attractions .*.
The Spanish-Moresque Palaces : Hotel Ponce de
Leon, Hotel Alcazar, Hotel Cordova. The
Casino, with its Russian and Turkish Baths, its im¬
mense Swimming Pool, Ball Room, Entertainment
Halls and Theatre, Bowling Alleys, Billiard Rooms,
Lawn Tennis Courts, Bicycle Riding Academy. The
Artists’ Studios — Friday Evening Receptions. The
Old Spanish Fort, begun in 1565 as San Juan de Pinos
by the first negro slaves brought to America, finished
as Fort San Marco in 1756, and changed to Fort
Marion 1825. The Sea Wall begun in 1690, finished
in 1843. The Old Cathedral built in 1791-3; par¬
tially burned and rebuilt 1887. City Gates. Plaza,
containing the Confederate Monument, the Old Slave
Market, and the only monument extant commemo-
rating the New Spanish Constitution of 1812. Old
Portion of City — Narrow Streets and Overhanging
Balconies. St. Francis Barracks, formerly a Monas¬
tery, now occupied by the First Artillery, U.S.A.—
Dress Parades — Guard Mounts — Concerts by the
Military Band. Oldest House — St. Francis Street,
opposite Barracks. Post-Office building, formerly
residence of Spanish Governor. St. Augustine Golf
Club — Season December 1st to May 1st.
Winter Cottages .\ .-. .*.
The Ponce de Leon Cottages, beautifully located and
of different sizes, for rent for the winter season:
October to May or June.
For rent in the Alcazar and Cordova by the year or
for the season.
Drives and Bicycle
About the City.
Garnett’s Orange Grove.
Four Mile Swamp.
Hansom’s Swamp and
Sugar Mill Ruins.
Ruins of old Spanish
New U. S. Light House.
Old Cemeteries .-.
Near City Gates.
Near St. Francis Barracks
Roads .•. .•. .•.
Around the Horn.
Hildreth’s Orange Grove.
Moultrie and Grape Vine¬
Ponce de Leon Spring.
To St. Anastatia Island
over the new bridge.
Great South Beach, Bath¬
ing, Hard and Smooth
for Bicycle Riding and
On Cordova Street.
Memorial, Presbyterian. Cathedral, Catholic.
Grace, Methodist. Trinity, Episcopal.
Sails (BOATS ALONG SEA WALL NEAR PLAZA)
Along North Beach (out¬
Yacht Race Course.
Hotel Physicians .
Dr. Frank Fremont-Smith.
St. Sebastian River.
Bird Island and Bar.
Dr. Andrew Anderson.
Bicycle Renting Rooms, Riding Academy and Instructors, in connection with St. Augustine Casino.
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HOTEL PONCE DE LEON,
Open January to April
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JOS. P. GREAVES, Manager,
Open November first to May first.
HOTEL CORDOVA, St. Augustine.
Open during February and March.
St. Augustine Casino, Swimming Pool, also Dance and Entertainment Hall,Theatre, Russian and Turkish Baths,Tennis, Bowling, Bicycles.
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Bicycle Riding Academy and St. Augustine Casino Tennis Court.
Main Entrance, St. Augustine Casino
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Jno. Masters, still a familiar figure in
St. Augustine, and who was one of the
captors of Oceola, standing on the spot
where that famous Seminole chief was
taken October 21st, 1837.
South Beach, St. Anastatia Island, reached by bridge across the Matanzas River.
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Ormond on the Halifax.
POINTS OF INTEREST AND
“Yet when I went to another resort, and saw a green
and white country hotel in a shady grove beside a cool
river, and observed the men and women in the refreshing
undress of flannels and soft hats, I confess that my heart
went out to the old, old joy of country rest and quiet
and unconcern. .
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“ The most extended vibration of the restless mass of
winter travellers in Florida is up and down the Indian
River. The starting point for this journey is Ormond
on the Halifax, and in all Florida I saw nothing more
picturesque or alluring than the hotel and its surround¬
ings at that place. Ten minutes before Ormond is
reached the scenery changes with startling suddenness,
and the piny woods end and the palmetto groves begin,
as if nature had drawn an invisible and narrow line be-
tween the temperate and the tropic zones at right angles
across the railroad track .”—'Julian Ralph, in Harper’s
THE ROADS AND BICYCLE PATHS.
There are long drives and short drives ; drives of two
or twenty miles on the smooth, hard sea beach; drives
through the golden groves of orange; drives through
dense tropical forests to Spanish ruins; drives to ancient
causeways built by the slaves of planters long ago, and
drives to the plantations of hospitable settlers whose
places are replete with the beauty and interest of South¬
ern fruits and flowers. Most of these drives are upon
smooth, hard roads, roads that are a pleasure to wheel
over. Ormond is justly celebrated for its drives. Early
and late in the season the Ormond livery makes reduced
rates for driving.
The Tomoka Cabin is the rendezvous for fishing and
picnic parties, and is reached by a lovely drive of four
miles through the “ Hammock ” and pine woods, or by
a sail in the launch, six miles up the Halifax and nine
miles up the Tomoka. The Tomoka Trip is one of
Florida’s most interesting attractions, and has the ad»
vantage of consuming very little of either time or money.
Cottage life at Ormond is destined to become very
popular. Pleasant sites along the river front are obtained,
many of them with a piece of old bearing orange grove
attached, a pretty cottage is built, meals are obtained at
the hotel, and thus, without the care of housekeeping,
families can have the room and comfort and freedom of
their own house, and enjoy without restraint or annoy¬
ance the pleasures of their Southern winter home.
THE DRIVES AND BICYCLE PATHS OF
ORMOND, WHICH ARE ITS
Arouiyi the Square, Halifax-
River and Ocean Beach,
The Hammock Drive to
Old Chimneys, five miles.
The Hammock and Glen-
Ellen, eight miles.
Number Nine, River Road
and Beach, seven miles
Daytona, by the River and
Beach, seven miles each
Causeway Drive (finest
drive in the South), ten
Tomoka Settlement, Pine
Woods Drive, six miles
Mt. Oswald, a Forest Drive,
six miles each way.
Smyrna Inlet and the Fish¬
ing Grounds, sixteen
miles each way, on the
BICYCLE RENTING ROOMS, RIDING ACADEMY AND INSTRUCTORS.
Open January 11 to April.
The Hotel from Ormond Bridge.
The Fishermen’s Promenade.
ANDERSON & PRICE, Managers,
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Hotel Ormond, Approach.
The River Drive, Ormond.
The Bostrom Walk, from Ormond Hotel.
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The River Drive, Ormond.
The Tomoka River, from Tomoka Cabin
One of the Hammock Drives and Bicycle Roads, Ormond
The Ormond Run of the Bicycle Club.
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Ormond Beach for Driving and Bicycling. As hard and smooth as Asphalt.
LAKE WORTH AND PALM BEACH.
On Lake Worth, North and South. Pitts Island.
To the Inlet. To Lantana. Down the Canal. On the
Ocean, from the Beach. On the Ocean, from the Lake
through the Inlet.
Up and down the Lake for Bluefish. Shark Fishing
outside. For Kingfish outside. For Bass from the
Beach. Deep Sea Fishing from the Ocean Pier at
In the Great Salt Water Swimming Pool. In the
Surf at the Beach at all times.
WALKS AND BICYCLE PATHS.
To the Rubber Tree, two miles South. 'To the
Cragin Place (Reve d’£t6), two miles North. To Lake
Worth Village, one and one half miles North. To the
Fresh Water Lake, two miles. To the Pineapple Planta¬
tions. Along the Shore and through the many Cocoanut
Tennis. Gun Club Clay Pigeon Shoots. Royal
Poinciana Casino, with its Dance and Entertainment
Cicycle Renting Rooms, Riding Academy and Instructors.
Hotel Physician — Dr. Lewis W. Pendleton of Portland, Me.
The Orange Blosso:
FRED STERRY, Manager,
Open January to April.
The Magnolia Flower.
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Fresh Water Lake, Palm Beach.
ROYAL POINCIANA, Palm Beach.
PALM BEACH INN,
Open December to May
FRED S TERRY, Manager
Palm Beach Inn, from the Ocean Pier.
Ocean Pier, Palm Beach.
Largest Cateh on
at Palm Beaeh.
133 King Fish.
Weight, 2,102 pounds.
Caught off Palm Beach.
Friday, March 29, 1895.
Salt Water Swimming Pool, Palm Beach.
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Avenue from Lake to Ocean. — Royal Poinciana to Palm Beach Inn.
Traveller’s Tree, Lake Worth. Reached by Bicycle Paths.
Midwinter Ocean Bathing, Palm Beach
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On one of the Bicycle Paths. Cactus Garden (300 varieties), Cragin Place (“ Reve d’ete ”), Lake Worth, Florida.
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Cocoanut Trees, Palm Beach.
Pine Apples, Palm Beach, Florida
The “Ramble,” Walk or Bicycle Path, Palm Beach, Florida
H. W. MERRILL, Manager,
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR 600 GUESTS.
MISCAYNE BAY is a large sheet of salt water, so clear that its garden-like bottom and numberless variety of fish can
be plainly seen even to a depth of twenty-five feet and more. It is separated from the ocean by the picturesque
Florida Keys, some of the larger and most noted of which are
VIRGINIA KEY. SANDS KEY. ELLIOTT KEY. BISCAYNE KEY.
KEY LARGO. PALO ALTO KEY. ANGEL FISH KEY.
-On Biscayne Bay, and surrounding Fort Dallas at the mouth of the Miami River, is the southern
terminus of the Florida East Coast Railway, which skirts the east coast of Florida from Jacksonville south through
such world-famous resorts as St. Augustine, Ormond and Palm Beach.
FALLS OF MIAMI RIVER.
SOUTH FORKS AND EVERGLADES
FOWRY ROCK LIGHT.
JEW FISH CREEK.
CAPE FLORIDA LIGHT (not now used.)
KEY WEST BY STEAMER
SUBMARINE GARDENS, TURTLE HARBOR, BISCAYNE BAY, equal to those at Nassau.
OPEJ4 AIK BATJ-UJ'IG in the Bay in front of the Royal Palm at all times.
BOATIJlG A^ID CAl'iOEIJ'lG on the rivers and into the everglades.
flAPflTHfl LAUNCH and Sail Boat Excursions.
BICYCLING — Rental rooms in the hotel, Riding Academy and Instructors on hotel grounds.
BEAUTIFUL WAIil^S and Bicycle Paths.
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Open January to April.
HOTEL ROYAL PALM,
H. W. MERRILL, Manager,
MIAMI, on Biscayne Bay, Florida
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Steamer “Biscayne” on Miami River, as seen from the Hotel Royal Palm.
Old Fort Dallas grounds, adjoining those of Hotel Royal Palm.
Canoeing on the Miami River.
Canoeing on Arch Creek.
“ The breath of a celestial clime,
As if from Heaven’s wide open gates did flow
Health and refreshment on the world below. ”
— Bryant .
T^ASSAU is the Mecca of the tourist, the dream of the invalid,
* £ the delight of the sportsman.
Glancing at the map an instant, you will see that it is the
capital of the Bahama Islands, that it lies just east of Southern
Florida, and that it is less than 150 miles from either Palm Beach
or Miami. You will see, also, that the Gulf Stream, that strange
and forceful river of the ocean, protects it on the west as well
as on the north from chilling winds, and gives it that wondrous
climate where, as a matter of fact and record, the thermometer
ranges during our harsh winter months from 68 to 78 degrees, and
in twenty-four hours rarely shows a variation of over five degrees.
Winter, in our sense of the word, is literally unknown, while
at the same time the islands, even in our summer season, are
quite exempt from the dry, scorching heat that characterizes other
Nassau has a Hotel, beautifully situated and well managed.
The Royal Victoria is kept by an American, and has a reputation
that is world wide. There are smaller hotels and boarding¬
houses, so that every class and condition of tourist or invalid
can be well accommodated. A direct cable, with low rates to the
United States, makes our country very near at all times.
There is amusement for everyone, for all tastes and tempera¬
ments. The sailing is unsurpassed, both inside the harbor with
its long landlock stretch to the eastward, or outside on the
waters of the broad Atlantic. The drives extend for miles along
the shores, or inland to the pine forests. The roads, made of
the native stone, are smooth as asphalt, and are the delight
of the cyclist, for, with the even surface of asphalt they have also
the spring of the cinder path. As a result, Nassau is in great
favor with knights of the wheel, and during the last two seasons
parties by day, and at night under the wondrous moonlight of
the tropics, have been amongst the most popular amusements of
the place. The fishing is excellent, both deep sea and in the
harbor, and the disciple of Nimrod will also find good sport for
his gun. There is sea bathing every day in the year; in still
water, or on an ocean beach that is not surpassed anywhere.
Among the many things that interest the stranger, the sea
gardens, a short distance from Nassau, are perhaps the most won¬
derful. They are briefly described by a well known writer as
follows: “The subaqueous gardens of the Bahamas are one of
the most interesting scenes imaginable, and more than fulfil any
ideas that fancy may create about them. They are really fairy
gardens, for far down in the clear green water waive brilliant
sea grass, flowers and vines, while many species of fish, varying in
hue and size from the green and golden minnows, not two ounces
in weight, perhaps, to the ponderous Jew fish, clad in a coat of
silver mail and weighing over 500 pounds, dash through the
shrubbery or placidly float in a grotto. Conches in which pinkish
pearls are concealed may also be found there, and with them
nearly every species of shell fish indigenous to tropical seas.”
For more than a century Nassau has been the point most
favored by persons desirous of escaping the severities of a Northern
winter, but the long sea voyage and consequent discomfort have
deterred many, who otherwise would have visited and enjoyed
this land of the Lotus and the Oleander, so aptly termed the Isle
of June. Now, the Florida East Coast Steamship Line
brings it within the reach of all, and places the gem spot of the
tropics but a few short hours’ sail from the Florida shores, a
brief voyage on a sea that is smooth and landlocked nearly the
entire trip. Think of it! In what direction or by w r hat other
means of transportation can such an excursion be made. One
absolutely new to an American, and yet where our own language is
spoken, where the hospitality of our English cousin is proverbial,
and where our customs and manner of living are followed.
It is an easy journey to Nassau. From the sunset sky of
Biscayne and Miami to the sunlit sea of New Providence is but
a matter of a few short hours; and when reluctantly your face
is set northward, it will be after you have said an revoir y not
good by, for you will surely return.
Nassau throws a spell around the traveller that sooner or
later brings him back again. You may not know what the en¬
chantment is, but it works surely, certainly and pleasantly.
Florida East Coast Steamship Line.
MIAMI - - - - - - NASSAU
Commencing January 15, steamships of this line will ply between Miami and Nassau, on the island of New Providence, among
the Bahamas, only 145 miles distant. 4
Semi-weekly trips are made during January, Tri-weekly during February and March, and Semi-weekly trips during April
until the service terminates.
For full particulars and actual sailing days and dates, consult time-tables of the FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY.
Royal Victoria Hotel, Nassau.
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Queen Street, from Hill, Nassau.
A Sponge Yard, Nassau. Reached by Steamer from Miami (145 miles only).
A Banana Garden, Nassau.
Reached by Steamer from Miami (145 miles only).
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Bird’s-Eye View of the City of Key West, Florida.
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“City of Key West.”
OPERATED BY THE FLORIDA
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Steamships of this line make tri-weekly trips
between Miami and Key West, 165 miles distant.
The daylight run of ten hours in and out,
among and along the Keys makes a most enjoy¬
able excursion through the thousands of islands
called Keys which make the East Coast of South
Florida vie with that of Maine for picturesque¬
ness and beauty, and brings one to that interest-
ing island city and most important naval station
of the United States.
The island presents many pleasing features
to the tourist, and is well worth a visit; tropical
trees and flowers of all kinds abound, and the
people of the island are remarkably hospitable.
A constant breeze from the Atlantic Ocean and
the proximity of the Gulf Stream render the
climate equable and delightful. Frost never
reaches here. During the winter of 1895, when
the northern and middle portions of the peninsula
of Florida suffered from the frost, the lowest
■mperature at Key West was 54 degrees. Such
K thing as artificial heat is unknown, except for
cooking purposes. The capacious wharves of
AST COAST RAILWAY.
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the city are daily lined with vessels of every
nation, and the commodities of the world find
an exchange here. The importance of Key West,
as one of the greatest commercial centres of the
country, is assured by its geographical position,
and with the completion of the Nicaragua Canal
it will occupy a still more prominent position in
the commercial world.
Regarding the EAST COAST OF FLORIDA
for sale at all Florida East Coast
Hotel System News-Stands.
IN BISCAYNE BAY.”
By Caroline Washburn Rockwood.
EAST FLORIDA ROMANCES.”
By Caroline Washburn Rockwood.
“HUNTING AND FISHING IN FLORIDA.”
By Charles B. Corey.
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